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Diet VS. Diet Culture

The “E” in my DREAM Method for my parenting programs is “Eat”.  The “D” in my DREAM Method for family health, stands for “diet”.  And with diet culture being exposed for the harm that it causes, I’d like to take time to …

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Magic in the Mess

  The quote from Brené Brown, “The magic is in the mess” has been one that comes up to gift me again and again, and seems to take on new meanings. Yesterday at around 6pm, after a long day which …

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PB & J Protein Balls

(Makes 15-20 balls) I have a bad habit when it comes to grocery shopping.  It will definitely be something I include on my “New Years Resolution” list.  I tend not to look at price tags.  It’s not good… and my …

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5 Reasons Why We Stopped Unschooling

If you have never heard about unschooling, you might be shocked at the term.  The first time I heard of unschooling, my eldest was a baby and I was at an event and met another mother who said she’s an …

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Picky Eater Hacks

Over the last week I have been surveying members of my free Facebook support community about barriers they perceive on their path to living healthier lives.  Based on this feedback from real families like yours, I am creating a curriculum …

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Berry Bliss Balls

(Makes 15-20 balls) I first tried these out on a whim last month, and when I first served them at my weekly Meal Prep Party, we ran out!  My four year old has not stopped asking me about them as …

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How Do You Know When To Quit?

I was gathering up the courage to make some big shifts recently, and that required some inward attention and focus. One of the biggest changes in recent days: I resigned from the non-profit Attachment Parenting Canada Association. And, I decided …

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How Your Words Affect Your Sleep

“Listen to Me, Not the Book!” is what your baby would tell you if s/he could. In working with new parents over the years, I hear the same words and sentiments, and the same frustrations repeated again and again.  In fact, I said these very things myself back when my first child was born.

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Yum Balls!

I first invented “Yum Balls” back when my eldest Julien (now 8) was just a toddler.  It was winter at the time, and although I normally love my smoothies, I just wasn’t feeling into having cold beverages.   So I decided to …